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These were the most-read stories for the week of March 12-18.

  Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch

Curfew sweeps have become a major police priority in areas like City Heights and southeastern San Diego. But a VOSD analysis challenges whether this new approach lives up to its big billing.

  The Tragic and Fascinating Life of Carl DeMaio

The mayoral candidate reveals little about himself on the campaign trail. He’s all business – resolute, rehearsed and relentless. But his approach also has come at a cost.

  Pink Slips for Teachers of the Year: In Photos

Take a look at some of the best teachers in the district, who just got layoff notices.

  The Rise of the New GOP

The party endorsement of Carl DeMaio is the culmination of several years’ worth of work by Chairman Tony Krvaric and him to separate the party from moderates like Dick Murphy and Jerry Sanders.

  Morning Report: DeMaio’s Fascinating Life

UCSD team probes for hidden da Vinci, whites less likely to be disciplined in schools, fighting a ‘slacktivist’ label and holy tattoos.

  The Cost of Violating San Diego’s Curfew

How much can staying out past 10 p.m. cost kids and their parents in San Diego? Check out this quick explainer.

  No. 5: Navy Broadway’s ‘Dead’ and More in Land Use (Top 12 in ’12)

Huge debates about how we use land and grow are raging all across the county. Here’s a sample.

  Morning Report: Top Teachers Cued to be Cut

DeMaio’s past as prologue, chilly pension prospects, big dance party (but not Janet Reno’s), and how every American could live here (eek).

  Ice Cold Pensions: San Diego Explained

We tackle the big savings effort in the June pension initiative.

  Fletcher: DeMaio Supports a ‘Billion-Dollar’ Tax Hike! (So Do I)

It’s Fletcher v. Demaio, and it’s getting interesting.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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